SpeakIt! Alternatives

    SpeakIt! is described as 'Tired of reading? Select text you want to read and listen to it. SpeakIt converts text into speech so you no longer need to read' and is an app in the Web Browsers category. There are more than 25 alternatives to SpeakIt! for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and Google Chrome. The best alternative is Balabolka, which is free. Other great apps like SpeakIt! are eSpeak (Free, Open Source), Speechify (Freemium), Read Aloud (Free) and TextAloud (Paid).

    This page was last updated Feb 26, 2018

    1. Balabolka is a Text-To-Speech (TTS) program. All computer voices installed on your system are available to Balabolka. The on-screen text can be saved as a WAV, MP3, MP4, OGG or WMA file.
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    2. eSpeak is a compact open source software speech synthesizer for English and other languages, for Linux and Windows.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Chrome OS
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      Speechify is a Text-to-speech application for iPhone, iPad, Chrome, and Mac. That makes it simple, fast, and easy to get your text read to you. Speechify also helps create audiobooks right within the app.
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    3. ReadAloud is a very powerful text-to-speech app which can read aloud web pages, news, documents, e-books or your own custom contents. ReadAloud can help with your busy life by reading aloud your articles while you continue with your other tasks.
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    4. NextUp.com develops Windows text to speech (TTS) software applications like TextAloud that let your computer talk with AT&T Natural Voices. TextAloud can also be in Microsoft Word as a plug-in.


    5. Simple TTS Reader is a small clipboard reader. Simply copy any text, and it will be read aloud. You can choose any installed speech engine, e.g. Microsoft Anna. This text-to-speech utility can also be minimized to tray.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.2, released in October 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website

    6. Natural Reader is a professional text to speech program that converts any written text into spoken words. The paid versions of Natural Reader have many more features.
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      • Online
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      Online Text to Speech by ReadSpeaker. Speech-enable web sites, mobile apps, online documents and forms so that your visitors can listen to your content.
    7. Voice Dream Reader lets you listen to any document and ebook using text-to-speech. Text-to-Speech - One premium Acapela voice of your choice free with the purchase of the app. - 36 built-in iOS voices in 27 languages are also available for free.
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    8. Central Access Reader (CAR) is a free, open source, text-to-speech application, which reads docx files and pasted text using the voices installed on your computer. It currently works only on 64-bit Windows.
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